My wife and I arrived to the Kenai Peninsula for the first time in August of 2010. We had rough plans of what we wanted to do and I planned to try to do some fly fishing on my own as I thought my wife wouldn't be too into fishing. I finally decided to get a guide on the spur of the moment but unfortunately all the local guides were already booked. When I called up Red Fish Lodge they were very friendly and helpful. The owner Steve ended up loaning my wife and I some of his fishing rods and telling us exactly where to go to catch fish. We caught a bunch of salmon and my wife was hooked on fishing from then on. We decided to make a detour on our trip and we ended up staying at the Redfish Lodge. After another day on the river catching silver salmon we barbecued salmon and they even gave us suggestions on how to prepare the fish.
The room was clean, comfortable and had all the amenities one could ask for; fridge, microwave, BBQ, TV etc. etc. It was an awesome value for the area. Each cabin is quiet and in a beautiful setting near the river. We sat up and had wine and salmon late into the night.
Later we went halibut fishing and caught an insane amount of fish. They stayed up late that night to cook us a meal, pack, and flash-freeze the fish before we left for the airport. They even threw in some extra red salmon, silver salmon and halibut for free. They were super generous.
The best thing about Redfish lodge is the customer service, beautiful area, and feeling welcomed like a family member. We were only planning on staying in the Soldatna area for one day and we ended up staying for 3 of our 4 days on the Kenai. We always make the most of the short time we have on vacation and this was the best vacation in a long time. Thanks! I will go back.
- Also Known As:
- Redfish Lodge Alaska/Sterling